There was a story yesterday out of Britain that sent my mind reeling with thoughtshowers.* I simply couldn’t believe they were serious. According to them a toddler is racist if they say “yuk” to a food unfamiliar to them. After some investigation, I had to come to believe that the country that gave birth to Shakespeare, Austen, Kipling and Churchill had been given over to smoking tube socks and drinking sterno. I could not, can not, believe that any sane person actually, seriously believes this crap. But, short of sterno drinking or glue sniffing, I think they actually do.
Of course, the same sort of mouthbreathing glue sniffers inhabit our own institutions of higher ass-covering education. At Indiana University a gentleman was disciplined for reading a book about how a bunch of Irish kicked the crap out of a bunch of KKK morons, because the KKK name on the cover made the person feel insecure and judged. Now, after the actual story of the book can no longer be covered up, IU says that he was disciplined for something else entirely. Never mind, nothing to see here, move along, don’t pay attention to the man behind the curtain.
The technical word for this sort of insanity is called flapdoodlery. I don’t believe there is a cure. Sad.
*My sister thought the thoughtshower nonsense was a joke, but do a search. You will find dozens and dozens of official documents of the British Government using that moronic bit of flapdoodle language. Idiocy. I suppose, though, if your brain is already damaged from sterno and glue abuse, it can’t sustain an actual storm, you would be reduced to a shower. Never mind. Move along.